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Catholic organization among the most efficient in responding to earthquake survivors in Iran

Jan 6, 2004

Despite working in a majority Muslim country, Catholic Charities in Iran has been one of the most efficient organizations in... Read more

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Audit says significant improvement in sex abuse cases, but more changes are needed

Jan 5, 2004

The results of the audit of the dioceses and eparchies of the United States, which was called for by the... Read more

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Christianity gazes upon the world with great affection, Pope says on feast of the Epiphany

Jan 5, 2004

Recalling his predecessor, Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul II said today, during the feast of the Epiphany, that Christianity... Read more

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Denver in full compliance, commended by national review officers

Jan 5, 2004

The Archdiocese of Denver announced today that audit-investigators found the archdiocese not only to be in full compliance with the Charter for... Read more

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Philadelphia archdiocese to implement audit recommendations "immediately"

Jan 5, 2004

In a recently released pastoral letter, Cardinal Justin Rigali said the Archdiocese of Philadelphia “immediately initiated steps to fulfill the... Read more

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'Catholic Almanac' turns 100

Jan 5, 2004

The Catholic Almanac is marking its 100th anniversary this year with the publication of its 2004 edition. Read more

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Chilean diocese saddened by brutal murder of two women during Mass

Jan 5, 2004

The Bishop of Valparaíso expressed his grief and condolences to the families of two women who were killed last Friday... Read more

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Moving Christmas message by Catholic Cuban dissident made public

Jan 5, 2004

The national coordinator of the Varela Project and president of the Christian Liberation Movement, Oswaldo Payá, published a message to... Read more

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Pope reflects upon wonder of Incarnation

Jan 4, 2004

Before praying the Angelus Sunday morning before thousands of pilgrims gathered at St. Peter's Square, John Paul II recalled that... Read more

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First report on Church abuse to be released tomorrow

Jan 4, 2004

The first of two reports on the state of sexual abuse in the U.S. Church will be released in Washington... Read more

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Cardinal Sodano to celebrate Mass for slain Nuncio

Jan 4, 2004

On January 8 at 5 p.m. –Rome time- at the altar of the Cathedra in the Vatican Basilica, Cardinal Angelo... Read more

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Pope sends condolences for victims of Egyptian plane crash

Jan 4, 2004

Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Secretary of State, sent a telegram in the Holy Father's name to Archbishop Fortunato Baldelli, Apostolic Nuncio... Read more

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Mexican Cardinal says only a conversion of the heart can bring about social change

Jan 4, 2004

During a Mass celebrated in the Archdiocesan Cathedral, Cardinal Norberto Rivera, Archbishop of Mexico City, said social change in the... Read more

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Catholic leaders meet with FARC to secure release of hostages

Jan 4, 2004

Two delegations of the Catholic Church met with a representative of the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) to negotiate... Read more

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Ringing of a thousand bells marks opening of Jubilee Year in honor of the Apostle James

Jan 4, 2004

Church bells throughout Galicia in northwestern Spain rang out in honor of opening of the Jubilee Year in honor St.... Read more

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Christian dissidents in Cuba hopeful 2004 will be a year of peaceful change

Jan 4, 2004

Christian dissidents in Cuba are hoping the New Year will bring peaceful change and that urgent reforms the country needs... Read more

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‘Catholic plan’ to administer Jerusalem revealed

Jan 4, 2004

According to classified Irish government documents, four Catholic countries made repeated proposals to place Jerusalem under Roman Catholic control in... Read more

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Migration is a human right, the Pope says

Dec 22, 2003

In a letter for the 90th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which will be celebrated in 2004, Pope John... Read more

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Rome Clarifies: OK to kneel after communion

Dec 22, 2003

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement indicating that it is acceptable to kneel after receiving Communion.... Read more

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Judge orders Palm Beach to decide on Nativity scene before noon on Christmas Eve

Dec 22, 2003

A Federal Judge in Florida has ruled that the town of Palm Beach has until noon on Christmas Eve to... Read more